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Hunter Morris

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Hunter Morris
Name: Jeffrey Hunter Morris
Born: Oct 7, 1988 in Huntsville, Ala. USA
High School: Grissom HS, Huntsville, Ala.
College: Auburn
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (129th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010 (signed for $218,700)
Morris spurned the Red Sox as a second-round pick in 2007, making him the highest unsigned high school draft pick to attend college that year. He was a first-team Freshman All-American in 2008 but stumbled as a sophomore, hitting just .282 and striking out 50 times in 50 games. Morris responded by getting in the best shape of his life, and this time the cliche was actually true: He lost 30 pounds and stunned scouts when he posted a 6.75-second 60-yard time on scout day in the fall. His leaner 6-foot-2, 220-pound body has allowed Morris to improve his bat speed, as he can hit velocity better than he used to, and has made his actions and swing looser. While he's still a below-average defender (though with a solid arm), he's no longer a total liability at first base, and he's a solid-average runner under way. Morris doesn't have explosive power and may have more pure hitting ability than raw juice, with both grading out as average or a tick above. He's likely to go out in the same range as he did out of high school.
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